I love the month of December, because I have a lot of things to look forward to — many birthdays (including my own), Christmas/Hanukkah (“Chrismukkah” ), and lots of events/festivities. Every year in December, I buy what I call my “December Dress” — a semi-formal dress that I wear to the Google Holiday Party as well as on my birthday. The outfit I picked out this December is from BCBGMAXAZRIA:
The BCBG Sequined Tulle Dress has a sweetheart neckline with two-tone (gold and silver) sequin embellishments all over the dress. This vanilla-colored dress has subtle pleating on the bottom half as well as layered tulle. There’s also a silk sash that ties at the waist. The dress is strapless, but it also comes with removable bra straps that I ended up using since I was covering the top part of the dress anyway with the shrug, shown on the right. The BCBG Faux-Fur Shrug has a very soft, furry texture. The shrug has a turtleneck, and it fits over your shoulders. I love how this simple shrug makes the dress look more dramatic and luxurious (it also looks great with a pair of jeans and a top)! I bought the off-white version of this shrug, but I’ve also seen them in light camel and gray colors too.
Here are some more pictures of my “December Dress” at the party:
This year, the holiday party was held at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The picture on the left is me outside of the venue with the cream coat I wore to match my outfit. Google had a few photo booths set up around the museum. The picture on the right is me holding the first set of photo booth pictures I took that night.
There were also these awesome hologram luggage tag booths — in the picture below, I’m attempting to show the two images that appear on the luggage tag my fiancé Greg and I took (each couple gets two copies of the same tag). Can you tell we used props in one of the poses?
For those of you not familiar with the California Academy of Sciences, it’s a single science museum that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a rainforest dome. There are hundreds of exhibits and thousands of animals. Sometime that night, I took a picture with a Galápagos tortoise statue (on the left), and then I found a real turtle in the aquarium (on the right) — isn’t it adorable?!
And lastly, here’s a picture of me and my date! The four-story, 90-foot diameter glass dome partially shown in the background is the world’s largest spherical rainforest exhibit in the world. I’ll be posting the makeup look I wore to the party, so check back again tomorrow!